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2 members ( thanks Borderline & Cassie )think this is Chicory (Cichorium Intybus) .
Attached better photo.  Is it biennial or perineal ? 


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,087
    Perennial, but when I had it it wasn't particularly long-lived. I've grown a new batch from  seed this year so I'll see h
    Ow it goes this time.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,354
    they're so short lived I thought they were biennials :) 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Definitely Cichorium Intybus, this one is in its second year and will hopefully come back but seeds will be taken anyway.  Growing in between a pear and a cultivated blackberry and also 8ft+.  Must be a good year for chicory!  :)


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,433
    I must have the rare perennial variety. It seems to form deep tap roots, looks a lot like dandelions before it shoots up, But I admit it looks glorious, even if it was meant to be in the wildflower bit, but has moved into the herbaceous border.
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